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Issue # 17
August 2011

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CSU Invites Middle and High School Students and Parents to the Super Saturday College Fair, Aug. 27

The CSU is inviting middle and high school students and their families to "CSU Super Saturday," a college information day at CSU Dominguez Hills.

The multicultural event, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, will provide an opportunity to meet university officials from several CSU campuses.

Workshops will provide information about CSU admission requirements, the application process, financial aid, the freshman experience and life on a university campus.

Admission to the college fair is free, but the CSU encourages families, students and group leaders to RSVP by e-mail or by calling (562) 951-4818.

The fair is organized by the CSU African American Initiative and welcomes students and families of all ethnic and community groups.

To learn more about the CSU African American Initiative, visit the CSU External Relations website.


Super Saturday College Fair

For more information on the CSU Super Saturday college fair, download a printable flier.


AAPI Initiative Kicks Off Planning
of College Fair for Cambodian
and Other Southeast Asian Families

Journey to Success Cambodian and other Souteast Asian flier







California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Initiative, kicked off planning activities for the “Journey to Success" college fair for Cambodian and other Southeast Asian families at Sophy's Restaurant in Long Beach.

The planning meeting, held on July 15, informed community leaders about the college fair that will take place on Oct. 8, at the Student Union Ballrooms at Cal State University, Long Beach. 

The fair will inform middle school, high school, and community college students and their families about college preparation, planning, and financial aid. 

The goal of the Initiative is to improve college access and graduation achievement for Asian American and Pacific Islander students from underserved communities.

Several CSU campuses host Journey to Success college fairs targeting specific cultural groups within the AAPI communities. CSU Dominguez Hills hosted a fair for Pacific Islander families in June.

Register to attend the "Journey to Success" Education Fair.


CSU's Troops-to-College Program Featured at American GI Forum Conference

Jorge Haynes speaks at American GI Forum National Conference in Albuquerque-2011 The California State University's Troops to College program was featured at the 63rd American GI Forum Conference in Albuquerque during a keynote address by Jorge Haynes, CSU senior director of external affairs.

"We are on a mission to reach into every military installation to inform veterans of the benefits of a college degree," Haynes said. The national conference was held July 13-17.

The CSU has created programs at all 23 campuses to recruit service men and women as they separate from the military and to assist them toward receiving their college diplomas.

Haynes said that CSU Chancellor Reed and the 23 campus presidents will meet with flag officers and their staff at Camp Pendleton in August. The meeting will include officers from all six services and will assess the impact of the Troops-to-College program and explore ways to enhance it.

Among the CSU programs with veterans, Haynes highlighted the CSU Dominguez Hills Center for Orthotics and Prosthetics at the VA Hospital in Long Beach. The facility provides students and veterans opportunities to learn and receive state-of-the-art prosthetic care.



2011 Fair "Es El Momento: Edúcalos" Promises To Be a Tremendous Success

Es El Momento College Fair - LOGO

Public and private colleges and universities are gearing up for the 2011 "Es El Momento: Edúcalos" fair at CSU Dominguez Hills.

The event, scheduled for Oct. 22, is the largest Spanish-language college education fair in the United States.

"Es El Momento: Edúcalos" promotes a college-going and professional career culture among Spanish-speaking parents and encourages them to be drivers of their children's educational success.

The event, sponsored by Univision, helps parents learn the basics of the California educational system from pre-kinder to college.

The most significant highlights of last year's fair include the following:

  • 27,000 Spanish-speaking parents and children attended.
  • 90% of parents surveyed at the event qualified for financial aid and did not know it.
  • More than 200 college experts and mentors were on hand to answer questions from parents about how to get into college and career choices.
  • More than 100 educational exhibitors provided information about scholarships, tutoring services, job shadowing and community education programs.

Read more about the fair Es El Momento: Educalos

Latinas Fast-Tracked to College
Through HOPE's Leadership Program
Group during HOPE Graduation celebration at CSULB

From left, Elyna Cespedes, Advisor, Sacramento New Technology High School; Carmen Murillo-Moyeda, Public Affairs Officer at CSU San Bernardino, who delivered a congratulatory message on behalf of the CSU Chancellor's Office; Felicia Van Frank, State Farm Insurance; and Sacramento New Tech High students Vanessa Reynoso, Veronica Perez, Laura Torres, and Vianey Zamarripa.


A group of 32 Latina high school juniors and seniors from throughout California spent a day at Cal State San Bernardino on June 17, for the culminating session of the Youth Leadership Through Literacy Program, produced by Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) to empower Latina students.

The program, supported by the CSU Office of the Chancellor, reaches about 300 high school Latinas every year who receive support to stay in school, graduate from high school and apply for college.

The six-month training program teaches about California's higher education system and encourages participants to go to college to ensure they have more opportunities in the future. Participants also learn how to be leaders, how to present themselves and how to speak in public.

According to HOPE data, 98 percent of the program participants graduate from high school on time, and 85 percent of the program graduates enroll in college immediately after high school.


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